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Extending your Working Holiday Visa

If you have done certain types work in regional Australia on your working holiday visa for at least 3 months, you can apply for a 12-month extension of your working holiday visa.

Type of Work

The work you have done in the regional area must be "specified work". This includes the following activities:
  • Plant and animal cultivation
  • Fishing and pearling
  • Tree farming and felling
  • Mining
  • Construction

Regional Areas

The 3 months work must have been done in a regional area. The regional areas are defined by postcode as follows:
State Postcodes
NEW SOUTH WALES (Except Sydney, Newcastle, the Central Coast and Wollongong) 2311 to 2312
2328 to 2411
2420 to 2490
2536 to 2551
2575 to 2594
2618 to 2739
2787 to 2898
NORTHERN TERRITORY Entire Territory
QUEENSLAND (Except the greater Brisbane area and the Gold Coast) 4124 to 4125
4133
4211
4270 to 4272
4275
4280
4285
4287
4307 to 4499
4515
4517 to 4519
4522 to 4899
SOUTH AUSTRALIA Entire State
TASMANIA Entire State
VICTORIA (Except Melbourne metropolitan area) 3211 to 3334
3340 to 3424
3430 to 3649
3658 to 3749
3753, 3756, 3758, 3762, 3764
3778 to 3781
3783, 3797, 3799
3810 to 3909
3921 to 3925
3945 to 3974
3979
3981 to 3996
WESTERN AUSTRALIA (Except Perth and surroundings areas) 6041 to 6044
6083 to 6084
6121 to 6126
6200 to 6799

How Do I Find Seasonal Work?

The Australian government's Harvest Trail site provides a monthly guide to seasonal work.

How Do I Apply?

It is possible to apply for the extension whilst in Australia (unlike the initial application for a working holiday visa). Most applications for extensions are lodged via the internet.